An introduction to the film will be provided by Hester Baer, Associate Professor and Head of Germanic Studies at the University of Maryland. A discussion will follow the screening.
Foreman Hannes Balla is the self-proclaimed king of a massive construction site. His coworkers stick close to him, like musketeers, as long as he makes sure they are paid. But things stop running smoothly when materials get scarce and two newcomers arrive on the site: Kati, a young engineer, and Werner Horrath, the new Party Secretary. Balla’s swaggering, reminiscent of Hollywood gunslingers, melts away as he realizes he is in love with Kati. But Horrath loves the young engineer as well, despite being devoted to his wife and children in Rostock. A love triangle ensues. Things get complicated when Horrath cannot make up his mind and gets entangled in lies, pretending his motives have to do with his work.
Date: Mon, 03/11/2019
Time: 06.30 PM
Location: LANDMARK’S WEST END CINEMA, 2301 M Street Northwest Washington, DC 20037 .
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